This year’s accountability system is in transition. This plan allows us to adjust our accountability system and begin to pivot to the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
“As we continue our transition to PARCC assessments and to the Every Student Succeeds Act, we will have more and better information regarding student progress, closing achievement gaps, and school improvement,” said Education Commissioner Ken Wagner. “We are in the process of developing a new system for school classifications that will employ additional measures beyond state assessments. Improving outcomes for students is a responsibility we all share, and we encourage our school communities to review available data on student progress in order to support good teaching and learning.”
The new accountability system enables RIDE to:
Classification is based on three (3) metrics or measures of performance based on school level:
For School Year 2015 / 2016, RIDE classifies schools into one of three categrories:
The 2016 school classifications have been released. Please see the following 2016 Classification Summary [PDF, 536KB].
For more detailed information please see the School & District Report Cards.
Commended schools are the highest performing in the state.
Defined by the following criteria:
Composite Index Score (CIS) is greater than or uqual to 90
Rhode Island’s Request for ESEA Flexibility
The new state accountability system comes out of a request for “flexibility” regarding some of the provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA - also known as No Child Left Behind or NCLB).
Request for Renewal of Rhode Island ESEA Flexibility - PPT
Office of Data, Analysis & Research
Documents on this site require the use of the following programs:
DOC - Microsoft Word
PDF - Acrobat Reader
PPT - Microsoft PowerPoint
XLS - Microsoft Excel
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